Yesterday was the sunniest day we'll see this week so I took advantage of the beautiful morning light and snapped
This year I decided to continue with the pink accents we already have in our family room. You may have seen the front porch on instagram.
This is the first year we've used an artificial tree and I must say, it has been quite nice! No watering and no shedding. I wanted a skinny tree to fit into the corner of the room and went with this one from Tree Classics. For the first time ever we didn't have to re-arrange the house to accommodate the tree! Having no experience whatsoever with artificial trees I wasn't sure what to expect. It was easy enough to assemble the four parts. There's a foot switch to step on to turn the lights on. We put the tree up before Thanksgiving and just last week I put the ornaments on. I loved it undecorated, but really like it now with all the colors and sparkle. The lights are cool to the touch too so they stay on all day. I love this tree! You can hardly see it, but this year I upgraded our tree skirt from a scrap of fabric to a basket skirt.
The paper whites are growing a little each day and are showing a few buds.
The view from the dining room.
I wanted to try an asymmetrical garland on the mantle this year. With the tree being in the corner by the fireplace I wanted to have a break in between the greenery and the tree. I used a fresh pine garland and added a few cypress branches from the garden.
I was thrilled to find the pink gold-dipped candles for the sconces at Hobby Lobby!
A little peek at my office/sunroom.
If you made it to the end, thank you for sticking around!